dyno fireball replacement idea

Has anyone thought of looking at motercycle tires for a wide slick tire? yesterday I was waiting at a red light and I noticed that the front tire on a crotch rocket seemed to be about the same size as what could possibly go on a unicycle. I have no idea about weight and sizes or anything but it might be worth looking at. I do know that the original 19" mod-trials tires came of of a moterised scooter.

peter

RE: dyno fireball replacement idea

> Has anyone thought of looking at motercycle tires for a wide
> slick tire?

I think the main drawbacks would be weight, price, and price.

Not only would the tires be expensive, I assume they’d require a rim to fit
them, which would probably lead to the whole wheel, aside from the hub,
being “special”.

A motorcycle tire is made to withstand a lot more speed and abuse than what
a unicycle gets, so I’m also guessing it would weigh quite a bit more than
the Fireball tire.

If anybody still makes/uses mopeds, that’s where you might find some more
realistic tire possibilities…

JF

Re: dyno fireball replacement idea

<unitulip.4plsn@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:

>Has anyone thought of looking at motercycle tires for a wide slick tire?
>yesterday I was waiting at a red light and I noticed that the front
>tire on a crotch rocket seemed to be about the same size as what could
>possibly go on a unicycle. I have no idea about weight and sizes or
>anything but it might be worth looking at. I do know that the original
>19" mod-trials tires came of of a moterised scooter.

I tried a smaller width motorcycle tire that was as I recall at least 3
inches wide over 20 years ago on a Schwinn unicycle frame. In my
opinion, the combination of rim and tire made the wheel too heavy. It
was too slow to accelerate and deaccelerate. I didn’t think I could
find a lighter motorcycle rim and tire, so I didn’t pursue the idea
further.

Sincerely,

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com>